Flow Based Security for IoT Devices using an SDN Gateway

Bull, Peter and Austin, Ron and Popov, Evgenii and Sharma, Mak and Watson, Richard (2016) Flow Based Security for IoT Devices using an SDN Gateway. In: Future Internet of Things and Cloud (FiCloud), 2016 IEEE 4th International Conference on. IEEE. ISBN 978-1-5090-4052-0

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Abstract

With near exponential growth predicted in the number of Internet of Things (IoT) based devices within networked systems there is need of a means of providing their flexible and secure integration. Software Defined Networking (SDN) is a concept that allows for the centralised control and configuration of network devices, and also provides opportunities for the dynamic control of network traffic. This paper proposes the use of an SDN gateway as a distributed means of monitoring the traffic originating from and directed to IoT based devices. This gateway can then both detect anomalous behaviour and perform an appropriate response (blocking, forwarding, or applying Quality of Service). Initial results demonstrate that, while the addition of the attack detection functionality has an impact on the number of flow installations possible per second, it can successfully detect and block TCP and ICMP flood based attacks.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: G400 Computer Science
Divisions: Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment > School of Computing and Digital Technology
Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment > School of Computing and Digital Technology > Cloud Computing
UoA Collections > UoA11: Computer Science and Informatics
Depositing User: $ Ian McDonald
Date Deposited: 24 Jan 2017 12:52
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2017 08:38
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/3818

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